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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Aianteion in Greece



Earthquake location 37.8463S, 23.4879WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Aianteion in Greece. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:54:50 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 13:54:50 / April 17, 2016 @ 1:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 23.4879 East, latitude 37.8463 North, depth = 20.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.78 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005j81. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j81.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Livadeiá, Orchomenós, Kárystos (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Athens (c. 664 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Piraeus (c. 163 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Peristéri (c. 140 000 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Kallithéa (c. 100 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Acharnés (c. 99 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Níkaia (c. 89 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km SSE of Aianteion, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.4879° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8463° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSE of Aianteion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-17 13:54:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 14:47:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.41 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005j81 Id of event.
Event Code 20005j81 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j81, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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